- Subject index
It is important for every student of psychology, wherever they might be in the world, to understand the classic scholars, the classic studies, and the subsequent generations of people and ideas that have come to define the broad discipline that is ‘psychology’. This book achieves this in the most accessible and engaging manner possible. Rom Harré presents a unique textbook orientation, combining the biopic with the significance of the major protagonists of the last century, organized by @#x2018;schools of thought’, yet with cross-references throughout the text.
Chapter 6: The Psychologists of Perception
The Psychologists of Perception
When a human being is awake there is a colourful and ever changing field of related things experienced by each person (and higher animal) centred on the bodily location of the perceiver. Colours, sounds, tastes, sensations of touch and so on are there to be observed by almost everyone, though some people may lack sensitivity to certain colour differences, to pitch relations and so on. There are permanent things to be seen and touched, melodies to be heard, tastes to linger over and so on. What is the relationship between the sensory properties of things and the ordered and structured entities we perceive? It seems that conscious experience is private and personal, while the world in which we ...